A Late New Year’s Resolution: Get Registered!
A Riddle: What takes longer than anyone ever expects? Is insidiously difficult even for the most highly educated people? Will sabotage your SBIR/STTR submission in the final hours? When incorrectly done is never your fault but is in fact almost always your fault?
Answer: Registrations to submit SBIR/STTR proposals!
It never fails. No matter how much we beg, plead and cajole, we still have companies that start the process too late and/or don’t pay enough attention to the details (and there are many!). The ramifications? Failure to submit!
Therefore we ask that you add just one more resolution to your 2013 list. Do it right! Start early. Worry about details.
Remember: every agency has its own requirements, typically involving multiple individual registrations. And if that isn’t bad enough, 2013 is likely to see more registration requirements as changes from reauthorization are implemented.
To help you start the year off right we’ve added a new page to our website. The Registration Requirements page includes a convenient table that highlights the various registration requirements of all the agencies. The agency names and registration types are hyperlinked to help you find the relevant information. Still confused?? If so don’t hesitate to contact us (WITH PLENTY OF TIME BEFORE THE DEADLINE) and we’ll be happy to help.
Lisa Kurek is Managing Partner of BBCetc.